BOOKS

Author:

  • To Rouse Leviathan. Hippocampus Press, 2019.
  • A Course in Demonic Creativity: A Writer’s Guide to the Inner Genius. 2011.
  • Dark Awakenings. Mythos Books, 2010.
  • Divinations of the Deep. Ash-Tree Press, 2002. Ebook 2011.

Editor:

  • Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears. ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies. ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture. ABC-CLIO, 2014.
  • Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti. Subterranean Press, 2014. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award.

SHORT FICTION

  • “The Daemonolorum” – In The Starry Wisdom Library, edited by Nate Pedersen, PS Publishing, 2014.
  • “Prometheus Possessed” – Dark Faith: Invocations, ed. Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Publications, 2012
  • “Chimeras & Grotesqueries” – Dark Faith, ed. Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Books, May 2010.
  • “The New Pauline Corpus” – Cthulhu’s Reign, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, DAW, April 2010.
  • “Blackbrain Dwarf” – Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • “Desert Places” – Alone on the Darkside, ed. John Pelan, Roc, 2006.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • “Nightmares, Imported and Domestic” (written with Mark McLaughlin) – The HWA Presents: Dark Arts, ed. John Pelan, Cemetery Dance Publications, 2006.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • “Sailing into Night” (round robin story) – The Evil Entwines, John B. Ford, Rainfall Books, 2005.
  • “Unfinished Nightmare” – Dark Lurkers, ed. Paul Melniczek, Double Dragon Books, 2004.
  • “A Cherished Place at the Center of His Plans” (written with Mark McLaughlin) – Hell Is Where the Heart Is, Mark McLaughlin, Medium Rare Books, 2003.
  • “The Stars Shine Without Me” – Horrorfind, October 2002.
    • Also in In Delirium II, ed. John Everson, Delirium Books, 2007.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • The God of Foulness – The Art of Grimscribe, March 2002.
    • Also at Terror Tales, 2002.
    • Also in Dark Homage series, Book #5, ed. Shane Ryan Staley, Delirium Books, June 2004.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • “If It Had Eyes” – Divinations of the Deep, 2002.
  • “Judas of the Infinite” – Divinations of the Deep, 2002.
    • Also at The Art of Grimscribe, 2002 (German translation).
  • “The Devil and One Lump” – Horrorfind, December 2001.
    • Also in The Best of Horrorfind II, ed. Brian Keene, Horrorfind Publications, 2003.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010 (revised and expanded version).
  • “The Basement Theater” – Terror Tales, April 2000.
    • Also at The Art of Grimscribe, 2000.
    • Also in Divinations of the Deep, 2002.
  • “An Abhorrence to All Flesh” – Thomas Ligotti Online, January 1999.
    • Also in Divinations of the Deep, 2002.
    • Also in Allem Fleisch ein Greuel, eds. Eddie M. Angerhuber and Boris Koch, Medusenblut, 2005 (German translation).
  • “Notes of a Mad Copyist” – Thomas Ligotti Online, January 1999.
    • Also in Divinations of the Deep, 2002 (revised and expanded version).
  • “Teeth” – Thomas Ligotti Online, 1998.
    • Also in The Children of Cthulhu, ed. John Pelan, Del Rey, 2002.

ESSAYS, PAPERS, and CHAPTERS

  • “Icy Bleakness and Killing Sadness: The Desolating Impact of Thomas Ligotti’s ‘The Bungalow House'” – Essay published as a booklet of liner notes included with a vinyl audio recording of Ligotti’s “The Bungalow House, Cadabra Records, 2018.
  • “On the Brink of Evolution” (chapter on fantasy and horror in the 1960s and 1970s) – In The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy and Horror, consultant editor S. T. Joshi, Flame Tree Publishing, 2018.
  • “Daimon” – In Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures, edited by Joseph Laycock, ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • “Possession and Exorcism in Literature.” – In Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures, edited by Joseph Laycock, ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Nexus of Nightmares: Fuseli, Sleep Paralysis, and Horror’s Master Image” – Dream Studies, October 31, 2012
  • In Search of Higher Intelligence: The Daemonic Muse(s) of Aleister Crowley, Timothy Leary, and Robert Anton Wilson” – Paranthropology Vol. 3, No.4 (October 2012).
  • “Things That Should Not Be: The Uncanny Convergence of Religion and Horror” – Nameless Vol 1, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2012).
  • “Christian Bale” – Pop Culture Universe, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Dark Knight Returns” – Pop Culture Universe, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “The Avengers (film)” – Pop Culture Universe, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “The Hunger Games (film)” – Pop Culture Universe, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “The Hunger Games (book)” – Pop Culture Universe, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Neurodelusions or a Doorway in the Brain? The Question of Religious Hardwiring” – World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Scientism: The Religion of Science” – World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Upgrading God: The Religious Effects of the Internet Revolution” – World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy, ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Religion and Vampires” – Encyclopedia of the Vampire: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture, ed. S. T. Joshi, Greenwood Press, 2010.
  • “Gods and Monsters, Worms and Fire: A Horrific Reading of Isaiah” – Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • “Loathsome Objects: George Romero’s Living Dead Films as Contemplative Tools” – Dark Awakenings, 2010.
  • Perspiration Meets Inspiration or, The Return of the Muse” – Talent Development Resources, March 5, 2010.
  • Lovecraft’s Longing: Part Two” – Art Throb, October 30, 2009.
  • Lovecraft’s Longing: Part One” – Art Throb, October 22, 2009.
  • “The Angel and the Demon” – Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, ed. S.T. Joshi, Greenwood Press, 2006.
    • Also in Dark Awakenings, 2010 (revised and expanded version).
  • “There Is No Grand Scheme: From a Life Journal in Progress” – In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing, ed. Olivia Dresher, Impassio Press, 2006.
  • The Master’s Eyes Shining with Secrets: The Influence of H.P. Lovecraft on Thomas Ligotti” – Thomas Ligotti Online, 2005.
    • Also in Lovecraft Annual #1, October 2007.
  • Media obsession with trivial hurts our nation” – The News-Leader, February 25, 2007.
  • Liminal Terror and Collective Identity in Thomas Ligotti’s ‘The Shadow at the Bottom of the World’” – The Art of Grimscribe, 2002.
    • Also in The Thomas Ligotti Reader, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, Wildside Press, 2003.
  • “‘Those Sorrows Which Are Sent to Wean Us from the Earth’: The Failed Quest for Enlightenment in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” – Penny Dreadful #14, December 2001.
  • Thomas Ligotti’s Career of Nightmares” – in Terror Tales, April 2000
    • Also at The Art of Grimscribe, 2002.
    • Also in The Thomas Ligotti Reader, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, Wildside Press, 2003.
  • “The Transition from Literary Horror to Existential Nightmare in Thomas Ligotti’s ‘Nethescurial'” – Thomas Ligotti Online, April 2000
    • Also in The Thomas Ligotti Reader, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, Wildside Press, 2003.

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS